Treating constipation in children

Maria Williams Thu 24-Nov-22 11:11:05

Constipation in children is more common than we think and can be stressful for kids and parents so here are some tips and tricks to navigate it.

Preventive measures include:

✓Keeping your kids hydrated. Water does wonders for digestion. Also include fiber (fruits, vegetables, legumes etc.) in diet plans.

✓Limit constipation inducing foods like rice, bread, pasta etc.

✓Incorporate exercise into their daily routine.

You can treat constipation by using:

✓Laxatives recommended by a pediatrician.

✓An appropriate amount of stool softener.

✓A tablespoon of olive oil on an empty stomach.

✓Chia seeds or flax seeds soaked in water overnight.

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